Mocktail Recipes & Tips on Hosting Parties with Family and Friends

Mocktail Recipes

Mango Mule


4-5 slices of cucumber

1 oz honey syrup

1.5 oz mango puree

1.5 oz fresh lime juice

1.5 oz ginger beer



In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle cucumber and honey syrup. Shake the mango puree and lime juice vigorously with ice. Pour into a copper mug. Stir in the ginger beer before serving.

Lemongrass Jasmine Iced Tea


4-5 pieces of cut lemon grass

.5 oz simple syrup

.5 oz lemon

4 oz jasmine tea

2 oz lychee juice


Shake well with ice. Strain twice into a high ball glass. Add cubed ice. Crush some ice on top. Garnish with lemon grass.


Blueberry Mojito


6-8 mint leaves

Handful of fresh blueberries

2 oz of lime juice

2 oz of simple syrup

Splash of club soda


Blueberries should be lightly muddles. In a shaker, combine all of the ingredients plus ice. Shake well and serve.



Berry Burlesque


.5 oz lime juice

.5 oz honey syrup

1 oz black currant puree

4-6 mint leaves

                                  Q Ginger Beer


In a shaker filled with ice, combine, and shake all contents except the ginger beer, then strain over new ice. Top with ginger beer.


Vantage Point


2 oz ‘New London Light’

2 oz coffee (cold brew, decaffeinated or fresh)

.5 oz agave syrup

Orange peel to garnish


Fill a Boston shaker halfway with ice and add all the ingredients. Shake for 15 seconds before straining into a glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with an orange peel twist.



Rose Fizz


1 egg white

1 tsp powdered sugar

.5 oz fresh lemon juice

Fentimans Rose Lemonade to top


Dry shake all ingredients, except for the lemonade. Shake vigorously with ice until almost foamy in texture. Serve with rose lemonade on top.



Lyre’s Dublin Double Irish Coffee


2.5 oz Lyre’s American Malt

4 oz hot brewed coffee

.25 oz premium maple syrup

3 oz whipped cream


In an Irish Coffee mug, combine maple syrup, American Malt, and a dash of hot coffee. Stir in maple syrup to dissolve it, then add remaining ingredients and top with whipped cream. Garnish with a grated orange zest if desired.


Virgin Watermelon Margarita


1 medium seedless watermelon, cut into chunks

.5 cup fresh lime juice

4 tsp agave

5 tbsp sparkling water


Puree enough watermelon chunks in a blender to make 4 cups of watermelon puree. Miz in lime juice and agave. Fill 4 cups with mixture. Add sparkling water on top.


Seedlip Spice & Tonic


2 oz Seedlip Spice 94

Tonic syrup to taste

Tonic water to taste

Star anise

Cinnamon stick


Pour Seedlip Spice, tonic syrup, and tonic water into a tumbler filled with ice and mix. Garnish with star anise and cinnamon stick.



Pina Serrano Margarita


1 oz Optimist Smokey Non-Alc Tequila

2-4 slices of serrano pepper

2 oz pineapple juice

.5 oz lime juice

.5 oz simple syrup


In a shaker, muddle serrano (gently crush it). Shake in remaining ingredients and ice until chilled. Serve immediately in a rocks glass with fresh ice, garnished with additional serrano coins for extra heat.


Tips on Hosting Parties with Family & Friends

1.       Make a Decision Regarding Alcohol

If you’ve only recently been sober, it may be tough for you to be around other people who are drinking and partaking in the behaviors that you’ve recently given up – so instead, throw a sober party free of alcohol and drugs. Choose the one that best supports your current stage of recovery. If you don’t feel comfortable being around alcohol or drugs at this point in your recovery, make it clear to your guests that alcohol and other substances are not welcome.

2.       Make Your Guests a Priority


Avoid inviting unsupportive friends and old acquaintances, such as those who may urge you to drink or take drugs despite knowing you’re trying to stay sober. Don’t feel bad about not inviting old friends who are still active users. If it comes up, explain that you’ve limited the guest list to a small group to prevent jeopardizing your sobriety. Friends who are worth having will recognize that your recuperation is your main concern.

3.       Invite Your Sober Friends

Attending a party as the sole sober person can be scary and organizing a party can be even more so. Invite a few sober friends to you own party to avoid feeling lonely. At a social gathering, new friends you’ve met at meetings, your sponsor, and even old acquaintances who already live a sober lifestyle can provide a pillar of support. If you’re inviting friends who are also in recovery, consider their needs as well. For example, if you plan to serve alcohol at your party, make sure they’re comfortable with the presence of alcohol.

4.       Put the Emphasis on the Food

Instead of focusing on drinking, turn your attention to food by preparing some inventive and delectable foods for your gathering. You may get pretty creative with party cuisine, whether you’re planning to serve a full meal or simply provide plenty of snack items for your guests to enjoy. Make it a putlock and invite your guests to bring their favorite party food or dish to share if you’re too stressed out about party planning.

5.       Make It a Theme or Activity-Focused Event

If you’re concerned that your guests won’t have enough to talk about, a theme party will put that fear to rest. Request that your guests dress appropriately for a sure-fire discussion starter. Alternatively, you map plan a party centered on a specific activity. Go bowling, for example, or organize a hike with a group of friends. An activity-focused party is the most certain method to keep your guests entertained, and it can also reduce the stress of party planning.

6.       Don’t Forget About the Icebreakers

If your guests list is made up of old and new pals, chances are they don’t all know each other. Break the ice with enjoyable introduction activities to help everyone get to know one another and start the conversation.

Throwing a party – and keeping sober – doesn’t have to be a chore when you’re in addiction recovery. Follow these tips to plan a fun, safe get-together with the people you care about without jeopardizing your sobriety.

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Mocktail Recipes & Tips on Hosting Parties with Family and Friends
Ashlyn Pieri 28 December, 2021
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